Are you a Disney fan? Or do you enjoy visiting beautiful places while travelling? Both are possible at the locations below! The locations in this article are from various Disney films, and are based on real locations! Shall we see where we’re going?
- Beauty and the Beast
This film is based on the picturesque villages that France has to offer. Many beautiful medieval villages in France still exist today, such as Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr and Strasbourg.
The story of Aladdin is set in India, in Agra to be precise. The great Taj Mahal is therefore used as inspiration for the palace in the film.
Inspired by the beautiful Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. It’s an island that lies off the coast, with a beautiful monastery in the middle.
4. Sleeping Beauty
The castle that inspired Aurora’s Castle (and the one at Disneyland) is located in Neuschwanstein, Germany. A magical place between the green forests.
5. Jungle Book
The inspiration for the green jungle came from Satpura National Park, which is located in the middle of India. Here you can walk in the beautiful nature and see wild animals in real life.
6. The Little Mermaid
We all know the castle near the water. The castle that looks like it can be found in Switzerland. It’s near a lake rather than the sea, but Chateau de Chillon is worth a visit!
White beaches, palm trees and an azure blue sea: that’s Samoa. This is located in the South Pacific Ocean, to the right of New Zealand.
8. The Lion King
The Serengeti is a large area of savannah in Tanzania. A real must-visit if you’re an adventurer and want to see wild animals in their natural habitat!
The film is based on a real legend. Namely that of the female warrior Hua Mulan. The story is set in ancient China, in the Forbidden City in Beijing.
The Paradise Falls in Up was inspired by the Angel Falls in Venezuela. It is the highest waterfall in the world at 979m (3,212ft). It comes down from Mount Auyantepui.
11. The Emperor’s New Groove
Pacha’s city was inspired by Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru. This mysterious piece of land, belonging to the Incas, is said to have been the residence of the Inca emperor Pachacuti.
The castle was inspired by the Eilean Donan castle in Scotland. It appears to have been a monastery in the 6th or 7th century, but later became a castle protecting the Mackenzie clan.
13. The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
We all know the cathedral in this film: The Notre Dame in Paris, France. Unfortunately, a fire destroyed the building and they’re busy restoring the cathedral to its full glory.
14. Snow White
The castle is inspired by the Alcazar of Segovia castle in Spain. It stands on a cliff that connects two rivers, giving it a shape that resembles the bow of a ship.
Ramone’s House of Body Art in Cars was inspired by the U-Drop Inn in Shamrock, Texas. After Route 66 was decommissioned, the inn was closed and fell into disrepair. Now it’s an architectural monument and a Tesla charging station.
Love, Skye Lewis/Deem ❤